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Coal Mine : History * Engineering * Technology * Safety

By: McNab, Dr Chris

Part of the Operations Manual series
1785217143 / 9781785217142
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United Kingdom
210 x 270 mm 160 pages, 250 Illustrations, unspecified
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This manual explains the evolution of British coalmining from a technical and engineering standpoint from the 18th to the 20th century, the heyday of British mining.

The book explains the history and technology both above and below ground, exploring the pit head surface machinery and the transportation networks that fed into it, and the personal kit and equipment of individual miners.

It also looks at how successive generations of mining engineers have met the perennial challenges and dangers of mining: pressure from millions of tons of rock and earth above; water drainage; fire and gas explosions; roof and seam collapse; underground illumination; ventilation; disease and accidents.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, HBTK Industrialisation & industrial history, KNAT Mining industry, TTU Mining technology & engineering

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